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that number could go higher. president obama got an up close look today at the devastation. he toured the jersey shore with republican governor chris christie. reporter kraig boswell joins us live to talk about the long road ahead, and the problems that remain. >> reporter: julie, good evening to you. president obama, governor christy landed just to our north here. we're in north atlantic city along the boardwalk here. the northern part of the boardwalk that is no longer there. the president said help is on the way. they will not rest until everyone has rebuilt. words, optimistic words that people here really needed to hear so they can figure out what to do next. >> catastrophe, it's going to take a long time to recover from it. >> reporter: in some areas, people are able to begin cleaning up. crews are pumping water out of flooded dwellings, and residents are throwing out possessions ruined by the storm. >> i grew up around here, never saw anything like this before. >> reporter: a total of 6 million people are still without power. limited transportation services are causing more hea
's job report is fueling reaction along the campaign trail from both president barack obama and governor mitt romney. >> today our businesses have created nearly 5 and a half million new jobs and this morning we learned companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> not surprisingly governor romney saw today's report a little differently than the president, he says the economy is at a virtual stand still. >> today we learned that it is actually 7.9%, that is 9 million jobs short of what he promised. ing employment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> folic his comments in wisconsin romney headed to ohio where president obama is also campaigning today. recent polls show the president with a slight lead in ohio. but a new poll shows nationwide the race remains a virtual deadlock. the washington post tracking poll shows 49% of likely voters across the country support president obama. while 48% say they are voting for his challenger mitt romney. >>> new at noon community members in an east oakland neighborhood at this hour are celebrat
. with president obama and governor romney headed into the final week, we want to track where the race stands with senators from four key swing states. republican rob portman of ohio, who played president romney in the debate represent and 18 electoral votes are in play en a state obama won in '08, by 4.6 points and now leads 2.3 points in the latest real clear politics average of recent polls and republican ron johnson of wisconsin, 10 electoral votes at stake and obama won by almost 14 points, last time, and, is now leading by 2.3. and democrat mark warner of virginia, obama won its 13 electoral votes by 6 points, four years ago and now is tied with romney. and, democrat mark udall of colorado, obama won the 9 electoral votes last time by nine points and the race there is now dead even. senator portman, let's start with the state i guess most people think may decide the race, that is ohio. the obama camp says they have the big edge in early voting in your state and also note that they have 137 campaign offices around the country, and the romney camp has only 39. >> well, chris, first of all
should be smiling from your numbers - romney or obama? > > from our numbers, governor romney should definitely be smiling. we're seeing a continued deterioration of the small business economy. we're seeing month-over-month hiring continue to fall. we're seeing the average paycheck continue to fall. where we are seeing growth is in temporary or contract workers. > > let's backfill some of the numbers. hiring: what happened there? > > hiring we saw it fall 0.1% month-over-month, and it's clearly down for the year. > > you call it the pay index, but that's essentially what small businesspeople are paying their employees. what happened there? > > the average paycheck fell 0.2%. so, the take-home pay was hurt in the month of october. > > and you had, the last time you were here, there was a trend it seemed like with more and more contractor use. is that continuing? > > it is a continued trend, and we're seeing more and more contractors on the payroll as one of the sort of relief valves given all the uncertainty about the future of the economy. > > so that means that instead of hiring mor
tuesday. as expected, president obama and governor romney see the report differently. romney calls it stagnation. >> today, we learn that it's actually 7.9%, and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> the republican presidential nominee also says voters will decide next tuesday between what he calls stagnation, and prosperity. >>> president obama is campaigning in in ohio. he says the jokes report shows a pattern -- jobs report shows a pattern of progress. >> our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs, and the companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last 8 month. >> the president said despite another month of job growth, there is still more work to do. and only on 2 tonight, a last look at california voters sentiment towards the presidential race. what is motivating them to vote for or against the candidate, and how the vice presidential picks are impacting votes. >>> we talk a lot about crime in oakland, but oakland is the scene of a huge party on the first friday of eve
storm in the northeast. president obama spoke in green bay, wisconsin just a few hours ago. >> governor romney has been using all his tail limits as a sales map to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. the very same policies we have been cleaning up after for the past four years. >> with just five days left until the election president obama hit the trail today and came out swinging against mitt romney, he also touched preyful on the storm's impact, pledging to help those whose lives in his words have been turned upside down. >> there is no question in my view that -- that we really can't have four more years like the last 4 years, i know the obama folks are chanting 4 more years, four more years but or chant is this, five more days, five more days is our chant. >> just about an hour ago mitt romney held a rally in roanoke, virginia, romney once again asked supporters to donate to the red cross to help the storm victims but he quickly turned his sites on the election, mocking president obama for suggesting a cabinet level department of business. romney said
a black shirt and black pants. >>> president barack obama is touring the storm devastation in new jersey with one -- new jersey with one of mitt romney's biggest supporters. >> reporter: governor chris christie is giving big praise to president barack obama's handling of the crisis much to the chagrin of his fellow republicans. the hurricane wiped out areas and left thousand without power. the president is bringing a sure runs he has order -- assurances... >> there is no excuse for inaction at this point... >> he is not trying capitalize on the crisis... >> mitt romney turned one of his campaign events into a donation event for storm victims and he now has a bigger challenge trying to show leadership of his own. >> i had a chance to speak with some of the governors in the affected areas and they have talked about a lost people having a lot of hard times. >> now one of the tracking poles is suspended and it is resuming and there are some questions about the state of the race. reporting live on my neck up date ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> two former students are seeking millions in dan
. >> 8:04. later on today, new jersey's governor will show president obama firsthand the superstorm damage in new jersey. the president will see boats that have washed up on homes, seaside homes washed right off their foundations. famous boardwalk is now gone. the seaside amusement park rides, they were just washed away in the ocean. sandy is responsible for at -- for at least six deaths in new jersey. the power outages are still numbering into the millions and they are making some progress there. take a look at what's left after that raging fire in breezy point queens new york. we told you about this yesterday morning. entire blocks of houses and businesses destroyed by flames in parts of the rockaway  peninsula, 111 houses burned to the ground and the -- burned to the ground. >>> flights at j.f.k. airport in new york are set to resume in about an hour. trucks are still pumping water from the airfield at new york's la guardia airport. so la guardia is not quite ready. but newark international in new jersey opened around 4:00 this morning. ktvu has learned some flights willp -- wi
of a sent and -- cent and if it fails it will trigger billions. >>> president barack obama makes it to three battleground credibility and character states. he spent the last few days touring areas of new jersey with governor chris christie. he will campaign areas such as ohio for more campaign appearances tomorrow. meanwhile mitt romney has three scheduled appearances and he returned to campaigning yesterday african selling events because of the storm. mitt romney has avoided harsh criticism because of his attacks. >>> because of people already voting they are lined up in maryland. some states are releasing the meat and 41% democrat and 41% republican. >>> there are some new guidelines in place to help immigrants stay in the country even if they commit wanted to stay -- and even if they wanted to be here. >>> he wore a shirt that read, i look illegal and while he didn't talk about it directly he welcomed the illegalness. the maker of the shirt says online orders are flurry willing in. the first two game of the series generated $18 million in tourism. the city is paying for the cleanup trans
heard governor chris christie. back during irene, they had more flooding. the governor will be touring the damage tomorrow along with president obama. right now we're live in abseca, new jersey, craig boswell. >>> member of california's national guard and emergency management agencies are heading to the east coast. the national guard is sending two helicopters and two para helicopter teams. >>> now we showed you yesterday here at five clock how that super storm is affecting bay area air travel. today the situation is easing just a bit. ktvu's paul chambers live at sfo with the one thing there that seems to be saving some passengers from misery. >> reporter: the effects can still be felt in the bay area. however there is hope airport officials say some cities have limited service. >> reporter: if you're headed to or coming from the east coast the signs for your flight replains the same. cancelled. 115 in all here at sfo. >> a large number of cancellations, the difference is today we are beginning to see some limited flights coming from the west coast to primarily boston and washington,
and hopefully from here is going up. >> and you heard governor christie he said nothing prepared him for what he saw when he got out to tour the damaged area. he will do the same with president obama. >>> all right, thank you craig. from new jersey we go to our weather center our chief meteorologist. what's the situation now with that massive storm. >> the storm is still massive. the worse is over. that tial surge, the big surf of last night that's when the real problems happen. we're going to see continued sunshine. over the next 24 hours it makes it way into eastern new york. it is massive, it extends from chicago south, northern atlanta, norfolk and maine. look how big that thing is. continued problems especially if you're trying to fly in and out of any of the major hubs out of the united states in the next few hours and into the united states. we'll see you back here in a little bit. >>> despite the extensive damage from sandy the new york stock exchange is set to reopen tomorrow. right now workers are running through an extensive testing of the stock exchange systems in the home that they
detail at this time -- no other details at this time. >>> president obama convened a meeting to help those affected by hurricane sandy. he spoke by phone to the governors much new york, new jersey and connecticut. >> as president, i promise them this, your country will be there for you for as long as it takes to recover and to rebuild. >> following this morning's meeting, officials will fan out to tour the damaged areas and to make sure that he is in resources are being provided. another problem is the gas shortage. there are long lines for gas. look at this line. this is in some of the storm torn state of new jersey. they are rationing gas. >>> 80% of subway service has been restored. and power companies said that the number of people without power that dropped to 2.6 million from a high of 8 million. victims are worried because it's been getting a bit cold are lately. it left 170 people dead worldwide. >>> new york city marathon will not run tomorrow. the mayor canceled the race after mounting criticism. many that are still recovering super storm sandy were angry claiming that the
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